The year of 2012 means business when it comes to its superhero/comic book movies. In just a handful of days, “The Avengers” will be released into theaters, and a couple months after that, “The Dark Knight Rises” opens July 20. It’s no doubt summertime will be blockbuster heaven for fans and studios alike.
And to further keep us on the edge of our seats, Warner Bros. has released the final theatrical trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises,” which is embedded after the jump.
Hmm, interesting. I’m not blown away by anything I see here, but I think it’s because I don’t really grasp the scope of the movie yet. It definitely feels like a large movie, with far reaching consequences due to the characters’ actions, but until I see it in its entirety, I’m holding reservations.
Really, it’s my safety/defense mechanism for not letting the hype machine get to me. The trailer was very subtle, and though it had tons of action showcased, it was quiet and calm. Knowing how Christopher Nolan handles things, I’m quite certain that was the point of the trailer: Gotham is calm and collected after Batman puts away the Joker, but now a villain with a broader idea of mayhem is in town, ready to cause devastation. Which we see plenty of in this trailer.
I loved the look of the Batwing, and it was interesting to see Catwoman and Batman team up for a ride in it. Up until this point I was on the fence about Catwoman with regards to if she’s a hero or a villain. Likely an antihero, and maybe one who turns coat on the baddies once she realizes she’s wrong about things.
Seeing Jim Gordon with a worried look most of the trailer makes me think he won’t last the entire movie. I just have a bad feeling we’ll see him die, which will likely come (if it does at all) after Batman is broken by Bane and is out of commission for a while. Yes, I still think we’ll see Bane break Batman’s back. It almost has to happen, considering the history the characters have in the comic books.
The trailer is quite an experience, though. From the looks of things, cinematography seems it’ll be grade-A, as always. I can’t mention the acting yet, but I do want to say that Bane’s voice sounds like it’s been cleaned up a bit, and it was definitely louder than anyone other character’s in the trailer. This likely stems from the fan backlash after the last theatrical trailer was released and everyone complained they couldn’t understand Bane when he spoke. But the higher volume in Bane’s voice stuck out like a sore thumb to me throughout this trailer. I hope that’s leveled off before the movie hits screens July 20.
OK, now I’m getting a bit more excited.